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  Crocodile Games - Age of Ægyptus
It has happened, we tried to hold them off as long as possible but they overpowered our defenses and have worked their way into the Croc Store.
Crocodile Games is happy to announce the arrival of Chris FitzPatrick’s long awaited “Modern Zombies”.
It was another great year for the Crocodile Games Painting Competition.
www.crocodilegames.com   (333 words)

  
  American Crocodile -- Kids' Planet -- Defenders of Wildlife
Adult crocodiles are 7 to 15 feet long and weigh 150 to 450 pounds.
American crocodiles are found in southern Florida, the Caribbean, southern Mexico, and along the Central American coast south to Venezuela.
In April or May, the female crocodile will build a nest of loose dirt in a mound by the water's edge and lay 35 to 50 eggs.
www.kidsplanet.org /factsheets/american_crocodile.html   (255 words)

  
  Crocodile (reptile) - MSN Encarta
Crocodiles are physiologically the most advanced reptiles; their internal anatomy resembles that of birds.
Crocodiles usually can be recognized by their long triangular snouts, intermediate between the long, narrow snouts of gavials and the short, oval snouts of alligators and caimans.
The Indo-Pacific crocodile is classified as Crocodylus porosus, the swamp crocodile as Crocodylus palustris, the Nile crocodile as Crocodylus niloticus, the Cuban crocodile as Crocodylus rhombifer, the Morelet's crocodile as Crocodylus moreletii, the Orinoco crocodile as Crocodylus intermedius, and the American crocodile as Crocodylus acutus.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761578937   (902 words)

  
  Crocodile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Crocodiles tend to congregate in slow-moving rivers and lakes, and feed on a wide variety of living and dead mammals and fish.
Crocodiles are more closely related to birds and dinosaurs than to most animals classified as reptiles, the three being included in the group Archosauria ('ruling reptiles').
In this latter crocodile it was actually the skin that was measured by zoologist Jerome Montague, and as skins are known to underestimate the size of the actual animal, it is possible this crocodile was at least another 4 inches (10 cm) longer.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Crocodile   (1580 words)

  
 Nile crocodile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nile crocodiles have temperature dependent sex determination (TSD), which means the sex of their hatchlings is determined not by genetics, but by the average temperature during the middle third of their incubation period.
Crocodile longevity is not well established, but larger species like the Nile crocodile live longer, and may have an average life span of 70-100 years.
Sobek was depicted as a crocodile, as a mummified crocodile, or as a man with the head of a crocodile.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nile_crocodile   (2846 words)

  
 Crocodile
CROCODILE, in a restricted sense, any reptile of the genus Crocodilus, of which 12 living species occur in warm regions of the world, or of two allied African genera, Osteolaemus and Osteoblepharon, having a single species each; members of these 14 species are true crocodiles as distinguished from the alligators.
The true crocodiles, having sharply tapering heads, expose the fourth tooth on either side of the lower jaw in a notch on the outside of the upper jaw.
The alligator is distinguished from the gavial and crocodile by the teeth of the upper jaw, which overlap those of the lower jaw markedly.
www.crocodile.org /lord/crocodile.html   (813 words)

  
 Crocodile - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Despite their slow appearance, crocodiles are the top predators in their environment, and various species have been observed attacking and killing lions, large ungulates and even sharks.
Crocodiles are more closely related to birds and dinosaurs than to most animals classified as reptiles (though all of these are thought to probably be more closely related to each other than to Testudines (turtles and tortises)), and have correspondingly unusual features for reptiles, such as a four-chambered heart.
In this latter crocodile it was actually the skin that was measured by zoologist Jerome Montague, and as skins are known to underestimate the size of the actual animal, it is possible this crocodile was at least another 4 inches longer.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/c/r/o/Crocodile.html   (989 words)

  
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The Crocodile An Extraordinary Incident A true story of how a gentleman of a certain age and of respectable appearance was swallowed alive by the crocodile in the Arcade, and of the consequences that followed.
Crocodile -crocodillo- is evidently an Italian word, dating perhaps from the Egyptian Pharaohs, and evidently derived from the French verb croquer, which means to eat, to devour, in general to absorb nourishment.
By degrees the whole crocodile disappeared into the vast recesses of his stomach, so that he was even on the point of attacking an ichneumon, a constant companion of the crocodile, probably imagining that the latter would be as savoury.
eserver.org /fiction/the-crocodile.txt   (11368 words)

  
 Nile Crocodile - Crocodylus niloticus
The Nile crocodile is the largest of the four crocodile species found in Africa.
Old crocodiles are a dark uniform green in colour, with darker crossbands on the tail.
It is absent from the Sahara Desert and in 1900 was exterminated from Seychelles.
www.angelfire.com /mo2/animals1/crocodile/nile.html   (763 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Crocodile   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Crocodiles tend to live in slow-moving rivers and feed on a wide variety of living and dead mammals and fish.
Despite their slow appearance, crocodiles are top-level predators in their chosen environment, and various species have been observed attacking and killing Lions, large ungulates and even sharks.
Crocodiles in the wild are protected in Australia and many other parts of the world, but they also are farmed commercially, and their hide is tanned into leather and used to make handbags, boots, and the like, while crocodile meat is considered a delicacy by connoisseurs.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=crocodile   (543 words)

  
 Bagheera: An Endangered Species and Endangered Animal Online Education Resource
Crocodiles, along with their relatives the alligators, caimans, and gavials, are ancient animals that walked the Earth alongside the dinosaurs.
The dwarf crocodile nests in mounds of vegetation near water, and it is dependent upon the heat generated by the decaying vegetation to incubate its small clutch of eggs.
Crocodile parents are more attentive to their young than any other group of reptiles.
www.bagheera.com /inthewild/van_anim_dwrfcroc.htm   (1193 words)

  
 crocodile
Crocodiles can grow up to 7 m/23 ft in length, and have long, powerful tails that propel them when swimming.
Young crocodiles eat worms and insects, but as they mature they add frogs and small fish to their diet.
Osteolaemus tetraspis, the dwarf crocodile, reaches only 2 m/6.6 ft in length and is found in the tropical forests of west and central Africa.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0007554.html   (596 words)

  
 crocodile — FactMonster.com
Crocodiles live in swamps or on river banks and catch their prey in the water.
The female crocodile deposits her eggs, usually about 20 in number, in a nest of rotting vegetation or in a shallow pit on the river bank, and digs them up when she hears them hatching.
The largest crocodile (the saltwater crocodile) is often 14 ft (4.3 m) long and may exceed 20 ft (6 m) in length.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/sci/A0814076.html   (444 words)

  
 Australian Crocodiles
It is one of the most dangerous of all the crocodile family, being the biggest and heaviest.
Crocodiles have long narrow snouts, and the 4th tooth of the lower jaw is outside when the mouth is closed.
Crocodiles grab their prey and move to deep water, where they roll over to drown the animal.
www.kidcyber.com.au /topics/crocs_oz.htm   (490 words)

  
 Fiction: The Crocodile
The crocodile made a tremendous effort, probably oppressed by the magnitude of the object he had swallowed, once more opened his terrible jaws, and with a final hiccup he suddenly let the head of Ivan Matveitch pop out for a second, with an expression of despair on his face.
Crocodile -crocodillo- is evidently an Italian word, dating perhaps from the Egyptian Pharaohs, and evidently derived from the French verb croquer, which means to eat, to devour, in general to absorb nourishment.
By degrees the whole crocodile disappeared into the vast recesses of his stomach, so that he was even on the point of attacking an ichneumon, a constant companion of the crocodile, probably imagining that the latter would be as savoury.
fiction.eserver.org /novels/the_crocodile.html   (11377 words)

  
 :: Crocodile International Pte Ltd ::
Crocodile has received numerous awards, in two most populous nations of the world, China and India.
Crocodile International Pte Ltd also started to license the use of the Crocodile Brand to other countries namely Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia in the 1950s, Japan in 1960s and to many other countries.
Crocodile International Pte Ltd is constantly taking necessary action to protect its trademarks and products against infringement and imitation of their trademarks.
www.crocodilehouse.com /aboutus/companyprofile.htm   (690 words)

  
 Crocodile   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Nile crocodile is one of the largest of all crocodilians (the estuarine crocodile, the most aquatic and marine of all crocodilians, living in South India, Indonesia and South Australia, is reputed to be the biggest of all).
Crocodiles were revered by the ancient Egyptians but nowadays they are generally regarded as ugly, fearsome and dangerous creatures.
Commercial crocodile farming is also being tried in a few countries, a small percentage of the crocodiles raised being used for restocking wild habitats, and the remainder used for skin products.
www.yptenc.org.uk /docs/factsheets/animal_facts/crocodile.html   (1055 words)

  
 Prariedog. The Animal In You
Crocodiles are lean leathery individuals with air of wariness that comes from living on the edge.
But crocodiles are not always easy to identify, because their survival strategy is based on misdirection and camouflage.
There is some logic to this cold-blooded perspective, for the crocodile's own childhood was so tough and its current outlook on life so dark, that its children need every inch of the thick skin bequeathed by their parents.
www.animalinyou.com /Croc.htm   (340 words)

  
 Medieval Bestiary : Crocodile
Crocodiles always weep after eating a man. Despite the hardness of the crocodile's skin, there are two animals that can kill it.
Dolphins also attack crocodiles, using the sharp fin on their backs to cut open the crocodile's soft belly.
It is said that the crocodile is the only animal that continues to grow all its life, and that it can live four months in a cave without food in the winter.
bestiary.ca /beasts/beast146.htm   (485 words)

  
 crocodile   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Still yet came another ancestor of the crocodile, the deinosuchus, was the first United States ancestor of the crocodile.
Crocodiles are now a bit different, but they have not changed much.
Crocodiles have a valve that closes their air pipe so that water can't enter the lungs while they are underwater.
www.tenan.vuurwerk.nl /reports/thomas/888427356820.htm   (438 words)

  
 American Crocodile
Factoid:American crocodiles can be distinguished from American alligators by their longer, more narrow snouts and by their lower teeth, which are visible even when the crocodile's mouth is closed.
American crocodiles have long, slender snouts, which distinguish them from their cousin the alligator.
Adult crocodiles are 7 to 15 feet long and weigh 150 to 450 pounds.
npca.org /marine_and_coastal/marine_wildlife/crocodile.asp   (201 words)

  
 Crocodiles by Jim Cornish
American crocodiles can be distinguished from American alligators by their longer, more narrow snouts and by their lower teeth, which are visible even when the crocodile's mouth is closed.
Crocodiles and alligators, collectively known as crocodilians, evolved some 200 million years ago, toward the end of the great age of reptiles.
Crocodiles and alligators have been instantly recognizable for their lizard-like shape, heavily armored bodies and enormous jaws filled with vicious-looking teeth.
www.cdli.ca /CITE/crocodiles.htm   (573 words)

  
 The Virtual Zoo: Crocodile   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Crocodiles are amphibious reptiles related to alligators, caimans, and gavials.
One thing that distinguishes crocodiles from its close relatives is that the long fourth tooth of their lower jaw is exposed.
Most of a crocodile's hunting is done at night after a long rest during the daytime.
library.thinkquest.org /11922/reptiles/crocodile.htm   (331 words)

  
 The Nile Crocodile
Though crocodiles in general look much like alligators, they can be distinguished by their longer, narrower snout and their fourth tooth, which ticks out from the lower jaw rather than fitting neatly into the upper jaw.
Another god associated with the crocodile was Ammut, who could be depicted as a composite mythical creature whose head, and therefore the most essential aspect, was that of a crocodile.
In Sobek's temple in Arsinoe (at one time known as Crocodilopolis), a crocodile was kept in the pool of the temple, where it was fed, covered with jewelry, and worshipped.
www.touregypt.net /featurestories/crocodiles.htm   (2159 words)

  
 crocodile clips  ::  Crocodile Mathematics
Crocodile Mathematics allows you to link shapes' properties to one another by defining a relation between them.
Crocodile Mathematics has a graph tool, which allows you to quickly draw graphs on-screen, and edit their parameters easily.
The Crocodile Mathematics demo allows access to all of the shapes, parts and functionality, so you can make your own models; however, you'll not be able to save them using the demo.
www.crocodile-clips.com /crocodile/mathematics   (224 words)

  
 ABC-KID.com - Crocodile Pictures For Kids
Crocodiles will often pull their prey into the water and drown them before they begin to eat.
However, in recent years it is not the crocodile that has been winning the battle for life.
By 1971, all the alligators, crocodiles, caimans, and gharials were endangered, threatened, or declining in numbers.
www.abc-kid.com /croc   (329 words)

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